On Mon, Mar 27, 2023 at 02:13:11PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> Most ARM CPUs can have write-back caches and that require cache management to be done in the dma_sync_*_for_device() operation. This is typically done in both writeback and writethrough mode. The cache-v4.S (arm720/740/7tdmi/9tdmi) and cache-v4wt.S (arm920t, arm940t) implementations are the exception here, and only do the cache management after the DMA is complete, in the dma_sync_*_for_cpu() operation. Change this for consistency with the other platforms. This should have no user visible effect.
NAK... The reason we do cache management _after_ is to ensure that there is no stale data. The kernel _has_ (at the very least in the past) performed DMA to data structures that are embedded within other data structures, resulting in cache lines being shared. If one of those cache lines is touched while DMA is progressing, then we must to cache management _after_ the DMA operation has completed. Doing it before is no good. -- RMK's Patch system: https://www.armlinux.org.uk/developer/patches/ FTTP is here! 40Mbps down 10Mbps up. Decent connectivity at last!